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The Side Door Saloon

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Pub, American, Bar
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1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
12313479291
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Oxford, Michigan
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128 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic olive burgers! Very reasonable prices and great service.Local fresh hand made patties. We will be back!

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Thank Snoil54
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by, we appreciate your business! More 

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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a party of 8 and had elderly people in our group. The food was good but the waitress was so slow. She brought water but no menus. I got up to get them and the manager helped me. I had to ask to have our order taken ta ken. We were not in a hurry but we were... More 

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Thank Marilyn N
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and leaving a review, we appreciate the feedback very much. I specifically remember your group because I am the one that handed the menus out to you. I apologize for the delay in service at this point which was only a few minutes delay. I did speak to my staff about this so it does not happen... More 

Michigan
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bypassed this restaurant many times because of what it looked like on the outside. What we found on the inside was a very friendly waitress, Betty, and a wonderful white fish dinner. This place is nothing fancy, but the place was super busy, which speaks for itself. I would recommend this place. Give it a try...you will like it.

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Thank Parak33t
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for stopping in. Betty is a wonderful server. We are very fortunate to have Betty and so many other great people on our staff. Thanks again for visiting and for leaving the great comments. More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner at the Side Door Saloon, doesn't look like much from the outside, but very comfortable on the inside. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the fresh summer air. The owners Don and Lois make you feel welcome and the food makes you want to come back. Our waitress was very friendly, you could tell the... More 

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Thank Traveler54_09
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, it was nice meeting both of you. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Petoskey just about a year now, it has proved to be my favorite restaurant. The service is always extremely friendly and attentive. I've never been disappointed by anything on the menu but I do have to say the burgers are my favorite. The food is always prepared perfectly and quickly. I love the atmosphere and the location... More 

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Thank khow18
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for the "Wonderful" review!. More 

Salisbury, North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Locals had told us about the Side Door Saloon. We decided to try it last night. The exterior is deceiving for the quality of this restaurant. Once you go inside you realize it is a very nice restaurant and bar. My husband and I shared the spinach salad and barbecue cheeseburger. Both were very good. Mariah, our sever, was excellent.... More 

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Thank travelingsupremely
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you feedback. When we bought the restaurant 10 months ago we did realize that cosmetic improvements are needed and are working on improving the curb appeal of the restaurant. Mariiah is a wonderful server, we are blessed to have her and other very good employees on our staff. Thanks for visiting for the first time! More 

Mocksville, North Carolina, United States
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We'd just arrived for a week's vacation in Michigan when we had a health crisis and had to wait for meds to be called in to a pharmacy. While we were waiting, it was close to dinner time and were unable to go to the restaurant we'd planned, so at the recommendation of the pharmacist, we went across the street... More 

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Thank Ruth T
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks Ruth for your comments, I hope your family crisis is behind you and that everything turned out good for you. I'm sorry you did not like the whitefish sandwich. I wish you would have said something , we would have been more than happy to get you something different. We do sell a lot of the whitefish sandwiches, average... More 

Macomb, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here while on vacation on the advice of a local. Did not disappoint. Great food. My husband enjoyed the Whitefish tremendously. Had the same at Legs Inn the night before and said the Side Door's was 10 times better! I enjoyed their famous Olive Burger, yum! We sat outside on the covered patio and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Will... More 

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Thank MrsA731
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Dear MrsA731, Thanks for stopping by and trying the Whitefish and burger. We buy the whitefish and burger locally and fresh, our cooks do an amazing job taking great pride in cooking all dishes. Thanks for the great feedback and hope that you enjoyed your vacation! Don More 

Northern Michigan
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Stopped in for a late afternoon lunch, split a salad and had the Daily special of a prime rib wrap sandwich. Was very good. Still don't have the website up. Restroom is like something you would expect 60 years ago…. Bonus is they just re-opened the rear patio.

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Thank Retired-Lt
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments and recognizing the improvements that we've made! The Prime Rib Wrap has been very popular, thank you for trying it. Our restrooms are small but they are clean and look good as they were recently updated with modern day tile. Thanks again for your comments, Don More 

Gowen, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Excellent food and wine. Staff is warm and inviting, and a good menu. Happy hour and daily food specials.

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Thank gjkaapke
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Side Door Saloon and leaving your feedback! I'll pass this along to the staff, they loving this feedback. Our Staff works very hard to ensure that our guests receive excellent food and service in a friendly environment, kudos to our staff! Thanks again for you feddback! Don More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
Pub, American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 12313479291

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?